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a difference in rates. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius took responsibility. is the secretary to blame here? >> no, i don't think so. again, i hate to say, i put a lot of blame on the shoulders of 34 governors who for two years tried to play politics and tried to trash obama care instead of getting with the game. we said we're going to step up and do right by our citizens. and since then we have focussed and shown what you can do. kathleen sebelius is very good to work for. >> there are several million people who are being notified that their private insurance policies will be cancelled at the end of the year because those policies do not comply with the law. they're getting their notices right now. so president obama has promised repeatedly, that if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. so what happens to all those people now that they realize they actually can't keep their plan? >> there's about 900,000 people who are going to get -- 600,000, before today, they would have been locked into their health plan, now they can pick between different health p
services secretary kathleen sebelius while she was at an event touting obama care. >>> boone or boondoggle, how are hospitals dealing with obama care? tenet health care ceo joins me after the break. ne. ♪ ♪ that's mine. ♪ ♪ that's mine. ♪ ♪ come on, kyle. ♪ ♪ [ horn honks ] that's mine...kyle. [ male announcer ] revenge is best served with 272 horses. now get the best offers of the season. current lessees with an expiring lease get this 2014 ats for around $299 a month. ♪ ♪ opportunities aren't always obvious. sometimes they just drop in. cme group can help you navigate risks and capture opportunities. we enable you to reach global markets and drive forward with broader possibilities. cme group: how the world advances. 0 >>> welcome back. late night comedians on "saturday night live" have had a field day making fun of obama care but in miami, for kathleenrina kathleen sebelius life imitated art. >> kathleen sebelius was visiting a tenet hospital in miami where navigators are helping people sign up for insu
. so you can. >>> the >>> the health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is back on capitol hill testifying this time before the senate finance committee about obama. bertha coombs is live with the latest on this particular hearing. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, simon. max baucus, the chairman of the house, the senate finance committee, this morning saying he was disappointed in how the roll-out had proceeded. he had said -- he was the one who famously said last april when kathleen sebelius was here that he was worried this would become a train wreck and there are many who would describe it as much. he did say in his opening statement that he didn't think it was time to change the person at the head of the situation, he didn't think that kathleen sebelius should step down now in the midst of the crisis. >> some people have called for your resignation. to borrow kennedy's word, with we cannot fix the blame for the past. you need to stay at hhs and help get the system working. >> he said he was still very concerned about the administration's comments about all of th
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius again on capitol hill today being grilled over the obama care rollout difficulty. >> this as the president heads to texas tonight to talk up his signature law but bertha coombs joins us with today's edition of how obama care turns. bertha. >> bill, you know, there are some in the hearing today calling for kathleen sebelius's head right to her face. interestingly enough the centers for medicare and medicaid services cms announcing its chief information officer tony trunkle will be stepping down effective next week. he oversaw the payment over i.t. services and he was according to some documents one of the officials who helped to prove the delay of a full security assessment of healthcare.gov. miss sebelius certainly got a lot of heat from both sides. max baucus warning her that if the website is not going to be fully operational at the end of the month she had better not wait until the last minute to tell congress and the american people. among the most contentious back and forth questioning coming from texas senator john cornyn over if you like
the original lie. so much more of that today. health care secretary kathleen sebelius kept defending the health care bill on chill and president obama just wrapped up a cheerleading rally in texas. >>> later, we have an all-star political expert panel learning the key lessons from chris christie's big win, ken cuccinelli's narrow loss and how big obama care will play in the 2014 races. hint-hint, a big role. stay with us for that. >>> meanwhile, free market capitalism, the best path to prosperity. i'm kudlow and we will be right back. >>> welcome back >>> welcome back live to "the kudlow report." let's get you updated on the big breaking news of the day on obama care. first up, the technology chief responsible for the catastrophic failure of healthcare.gov website is leaving to take a job in the private sector. really? who in hell would hire him? anyway, health secretary katr a kathleen sebelius got another grilling on capitol hill, this time from the senate finance committee. kansas senator pat roberts called for the former kansas senator to resign. >> your main goal should have been to prote
. >> kathleen sebelius defending her action to keep the site live. delaying the law might cost us more than we think. joining me is former aetna ceo ronald williams and former very month governor and medical doctor howard dean. good to have you on the program. good to see you. >> consumers seem to have sticker shock. a new survey found the number one reason people didn't enroll on the exchange was not because of the technical glitches but weren't sure if they can even afford the play. if people feel they cannot afford it and decide not to go into the system, can obama care still work? >> first of all, i don't think that's true. i think with the tax subsidies people will afford the plan. most of the policies people are saying are getting canceled are not real policies, they're the kinds you pay $50 a month and get your insurance canceled if you get sick. people don't have a perspective. i think this is going to work. i don't believe we ought to delay this. we ought to try to work the kinks out. >> a lot of people have come on the show and said to me they were paying $200 and now they have to pa
to have this website fixed by november the 30th. very different tone from kathleen sebelius who talked on a conference call from reporters later in the day. she said this website is up and running, open for business and people are enrolling now. a big tone difference here between park and sebelius. maybe a divergence of strategy here in terms of what they're trying to set as expectations for the end of this month. >> or maybe park knows what he's talking about and sebelius doesn't. >> park is the guy -- >> he's on the line. >> he's the guy they've put in charge of this office. he's the one sleeping in his office in the days leading up to the rollout. even republicans give him deference on the technical questions. he's the guy who knows what he's doing. why wasn't he involved earlier on. >> right. like a grownup. eamon, stay with us. hang on. joining us health care experts, bosh lichefsky. and avik roy. "how medicaid failed." is that true? >> that's the under appreciated thing. medicaid enrollment is huge. that's huge for the fiscal associations in the states. they're going to take some
website has yet to be ruled. two-week crunch period. does that mean well? >> kathleen sebelius is the former president of national association of insurance commissioners. i keep -- you're not going to invite me to this program anymore because i keep asking the same question. who is advising this president when it comes to how the insurance markets work? i don't get these guys. >> join the crowd. i get that, too. no quarterback. brad, let me go to you, congressman. yesterday we had these revelations from mr. chow, from the hhs. he says 30 to 40% of the website is not brok is not built. specifically the back payments and the purchasing. my question is even if you got renewals, bob says you have to get it in by the first half of december, how are they going to work this through if you can't pay for it and connect the website to the insurance company? that's the part i don't get. >> that's the big question, right? we can't turn back time and wish it was another day before this all started taking place. people are prepared for this for three years at least on the provider end and pe
working for the first two days. the documents are unofficial. earlier this week, kathleen sebelius told congress she won't release official numbers until mid november. sebelius won't be back on capitol hill next thursday testifying before the senate finance committee. and washington will be receiving help from silicone valley as several top tech and internet companies including oracle, google and red hat will be joining the government's efforts to try and fix the problems with healthcare.gov. the site has suffered outages in the last week. those individuals will helped they are expertise in website reliability, stability and scaleability. and, ross, they certainly need that right now. >> yeah, they certainly do. mary, another story, it's kind of health care related. i know you've run the new york marathon. it didn't happen last year because of superstorm sandy. it's back on again this weekend. i know an awful lot of brits who go over and run this. how big is this going to be, bearing in mind the cancellation next year? >> well, you know, it's interesting. the number of participants are
weeks before its launch. >> kathleen sebelius testifying in front of the energy and commerce committee. >> i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems, and i'm committed to earning your confidence back. >> in just a few minutes, the president is making a campaign trail-like speech for obama care. >> before affordable care act, these bad apple insurers had free reign every single year to limit the care you receive order use minor preexisting conditions to jack up your premium. >> all i'm after right now is keeping my plan, paying the rates that i have. >> all right, now, let's look at the latest obama care news just breaking today. first, democratic senator max baucus took another swipe at the health care law, comparing it to humpty-dumpty. more importantly, he says he would now consider supporting a delay of the tax penalties in the law's individual mandate. second, obama care suffered a loss in court today. the d.c. federal peers court struck down the birth control mandate in the law. the case is now expected to go to the supreme court. and this is the number, the number that sti
under way at 10 a.m. on wednesday kathleen sebelius will be back as well, testifying before the finance committee. back to you. >> bertha, thank you so much. the obama administration set a target of 7 million people to sign up for the new health care plan by march 1 st of next year. that's 39,000 each day. the exact number of enrollees is not public but early estimates show enrollment falling short right now. joining us right now with their take, doug holtz, former director of the economic budget action and michael mandell, economic strategist for progressive policy institute. thank you for joining us. doug, kick us off. what do you think the impact of health care overall will be if the enrollment in exchanges falls short, which seems to be what we're seeing? >> well, this is a big problem for the obama care rollout. no question. you need the young invincibles. a group traditionally has not boughten some insurance. in polling we did earlier, 45% of them said they would not buy insurance if they saw premiums go up by as much as 30%. we're seeing much bigge
service secretary kathleen sebelius went before the senate finance committee. democrat controlled senate. compared with last week, bertha coombs where she was on the republican controlled house side. >> she still got tough questioning from both sides of the aisle. senate finance chairman max baucus, in fact, warning the secretary not to wait until the last minute if, in fact, there are signs that website will not be fully functional as promised by the end of this month. the republicans continue to hammer on the issue of plans that have been canceled and also on the issue of security both on the site and involving those in-person navigators not required to undergo federal screenings, here's senator cornyn. >> so a convicted felon could be a navigator and could acquire sensitive personal information from an individual unbeknownst to them? >> that is possible. we have contracts with the organizations and they have taken the responsibility to screen their individual navigators. >> reporter: secretary sebelius did not shed much light on just how much details she would have when she does final
for numbers. secretary kathleen sebelius has insisted she's not going to report any numbers until next week. senators orrin hatch and chuck grassley who questioned her about this on the finance committee, out with numbers this morning. they say they have contacted the four insurers on the washington, d.c., exchange, and as far as insurers are concerned, only five people at this point are enrolled. two of them at care first blue cross blue shield, three at kaiser-permanente, none at united health and aetna. however, you have to take these numbers with a grain of salt. because the d.c. exchanges has officially reported that as of october 21st, they had 164 people who had enrolled, those enrollments paid and there were 321 total who had selected plans. so this could be an issue with a lot of those insurance documents, sue, not making their way to the insurers but people having completed the process, one of the things that the secretary has said one of the reasons why she hasn't given interim numbers. >> absolutely, bertha. thank you very much. >>> let's go to dominic chu, he has a quick market
. the filibuster is gone. does that mean kathleen sebelius is gone? they can fire her and they have a filibuster-proof replacement for her whereas previous to that, it would have been touch and go? sebelius finished now? is that one of the implications? >> what's interesting, before, good luck getting anyone confirmed other than maybe rick santorum to be the head of h.h.s. it also plays in well with the whole i-pab. that was called the original death panel. the group of bureaucrats is going to try to lower medicare costs. now it's going to make it easier for obama to fill those positions. previously, even if he had not been able to fill those positions, it would have fallen to sebelius to be the one woman i-pab. he couldn't fire her then. that would completely ruin it because he couldn't get another h.h.s. secretary. it gives him a little bit more latitude. >> chris, how long sebelius going to last? i think we ran it again tonight. she's going out, she's in someplace around the country, talking to somebody and they're trying to dial up the system and the system breaks down while she's there, the
of heckal glitches and outages. that led health .human services secretary kathleen sebelius to call the verizon ceo as well as sparking heavy criticism from both republicans and democrats in congress. now, the centers for medicare and medicaid services says its contract with caremark had been set to end last summer. hp was awarded the contract. a spokesperson declined meant on whether the transition from terremark to hp would affect the website's operation. the obama administration has said it plans to have healthcare.gov working smoothly for most users this weekend. part of the fixes involve doubling the capacity to the site can handle 50,000 users at once. sources tell reuters there are concerns about the site's ability to handle that many users because of problems with the server and switches run by, you guess it it, very rison. got it? >> i need al ka seltzer, hampton. >> it is pretty amazing. and, again, there's both obviously very real problems for people trying to find out what healthcare.gov and obama care is all about and the political fallout, as well. >> hampton, thank yo
on the senate side. marilyn tavener testifies tomorrow and health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius, you see her there, she goes in front of the senate finance committee on wednesday. they were just up on the hill last week on the house side, karen. this is probably ease -- these hearings probably aren't going to stop. there are a number of committees looking into this. >> do you think the obama administration can use obama care at some point to become a public -- a positive public relations exercise? >> well, it just depends. they really need to get a lot of people in. if you start getting people in who can find insurance and they feel good about the affordability of it, certainly then that becomes a testament, but at the moment they really have really big hurdles to overcome with this main way for people to sign up in some 36 states. just yesterday on the sunday shows obama administration was kind of, you know, talking down some expectations on enrollment numbers. one of the white house advisors yesterday saying i can promise you the numbers are going to be low when they
, kathleen sebelius is back on capitol hill. the health and human services sector testifying before the senate finance committee at 10:00 a.m. eastern. she's expected to face more tough questions about the slow go around of obama care and reports that insurers are canceling many existing policies. the president will be in dallas today visiting volunteers who are helping to enroll people for health insurance. >>> the house ways & means committee has issued a subpoena to the obama administration to release numbers on how many people have signed up for coverage so far. the panel wants the data by friday. >>> now, election day was much smaller this year in the u.s. with fewer races, but there were some big results. de blasio won in new york city. he'll become the first democratic mayor in 2009. it was much tighter in virginia. former democratic national chair terry mcaulliff narrowly won to be the state's next governor. >>> and coming up, could this man, as we put the picture up, be the next microsoft ceo? the software giant has reportly whistled down the possibility of those who could
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